Is Arsenal’s Francis Coquelin Better Than Chelsea’s Nemanja Matic? Stats Shockingly Suggest He Is!

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Interesting numbers, but we still doubt Mourinho would swap his midfield star for the Arsenal youngster.

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Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic has been one of the driving forces behind his side’s strong Premier League title bid this season.

Many fans see the Serbian dominator as the best midfielder in England right now, but some shocking statistics show that perhaps there is someone better… Arsenal’s Francis Coquelin!

Coquelin has only made six Premier League appearances this season, but his stats per game compare very impressively against Matic’s.

Figures courtesy of Squawka.

Games played: Matic 6 – 20 Coquelin

Minutes played: Matic 299 – 1800 Coquelin

Tackles won per game: Matic 2.90 – 3.91 Coquelin

Aerial duels won per game: Matic  1.55 -3.61 Coquelin

Percentage of total aerial duels won: Matic 48.54% -58.49% Coquelin

Interceptions per game: Matic 2.20 – 3.31 Coquelin

Clearances per game: Matic 3.10 – 3.31 Coquelin

Blocks per game: Matic 0.20 – 0.30 Coquelin

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